Board Meeting on March 15-16, 2014

Board Resolutions

Resolution Nr. 1
The ALA Board resolves to allocate the funds of Aina Galeja Dravniece’s bequest in accordance with her final wishes and with the provisions in Resolution Nr. 4 from December 2013; this will be confirmed in a Memorandum of Understanding with the executor. ALA will charge the applicable administrative fee on the entire sum and distribute the remaining amount according to the donor’s final, handwritten specifications, retaining the 5% due to ALA in the unrestricted General Fund. 

Resolution Nr. 2
The ALA Board has reviewed and accepts the Fiscal Reports as presented. 

Resolution Nr. 3
The ALA Board accepts the 2014 ALA budget proposal. The budget projects a Total Income of $1,486,088 and Total Expense of $1,185,830.

Resolution Nr. 4
Consistent with donor restrictions, the ALA Board resolves to transfer assets from the Temporarily Restricted Fund Cīruļa account to the ALA General Fund in the amount of deficit funding for Tours for FY2013. The transaction will be a 2013 expense and the exact amount will be based on the audited expense deficit for FY2013. 

Resolution Nr. 5
The ALA Board resolves to eliminate Account 24000 – Advance Latvian Books, if to do so is consistent with accounting practices. The Board acknowledges that there are no written or known records available as to donors for theLatvian Booksand there is no available written record as to specifics of the intended project. 

Resolution Nr. 6
The ALA Board accepts the Board Designated Realignment dated March 2014 (attached). Discussions and a resolution on funding the Board Designated accounts will follow after the ALA Congress in May 2014, and after the legalities of Century Bequest Fund use are clarified. 

Resolution Nr. 7
The ALA Board accepts the Cost Allocation methodology dated March 2014 (attached), and will review the methodology annually at the September board meeting 

Resolution Nr. 8
The ALA Board resolves to compensate any Latvian community center that hosts a board meeting for miscellaneous expenses (verified by receipts), and to additionally donate at least $1000 to support the center.

Resolution Nr. 9
The ALA Board resolves to hold the next board meeting on Thursday, May 1st, before the 63rd ALA Congress in Philadelphia, and the first board meeting for the newly elected Board on Sunday, May 4th, after the Congress. (There will be no board meeting in June.)

Resolution Nr. 10
The ALA Board accepts the following individual member delegates for the 63rd ALA Congress in Philadelphia: Lilita Bergs, Ivars Bērziņš, Vija Bērziņa-Zuntaka, Ints Dzelzgalvis, Maija Hinkle, Ināra Krūmiņa, Jānis Kukainis, Roberts Kukainis, Juris Mežinskis, Anita Tērauda, and Ilona Vilciņa. 

Resolution Nr. 11
The ALA Board resolves to make a request to the Latvian government (in the form of a letter) that it carefully evaluate the information that is presented in the media, and strive to support news channels that are aligned with Latvian interests and democratic values

Resolution Nr. 12
The ALA Board supports the candidacy of Marcus Videnieks as the new supplement to the ALA Information Office, the Director of External Information. This supplement to the Information Office has become necessary due to recent political events in Ukraine and a need to inform ALA members with political information regarding the national security of Latvia. 

Resolution Nr. 13
The ALA Board resolves to support three American Latvian youth camps- in Katskiļi, Gaŗezers, and Mežotne– each with a $500 donation. The Board considers the support of American Latvian youth programs as especially important at this time, particularly because a significant American Latvian youth project, the 2×2 camp, will not be taking place this year as planned. The donations will come from those funds originally earmarked for the 2×2 camp.